Updating the Nintendo Switch system software is very important: they add new features and fix bugs. Usually, the system downloads the update automatically and asks if you want to install it. But if you want to manually trigger the process (or make sure you’re in the latest version), here’s how.
To update your Nintendo Switch system software, you must be connected to the internet. After connecting, launch System Setup by tapping the gear icon on the Main Screen Switch.
In the list on the left side of the screen, navigate to System, then select “System Update.”
If your software is on the latest version, you will see a screen that says “Your System is Up-to-date.” But if there are updates available and haven’t been downloaded, it will start downloading. If it’s already downloaded, the update process will begin.
First, the system will give you a color that the console will restart after the update is complete, and all suspended software will be closed.
Warning: Make sure you save your progress if you run the game in the background!
When you are ready to start again, select “OK.”
You will see a screen that says “Update,” which indicates that an update is in progress. Make sure you do not turn off your console during the update.
After restarting, you must run the latest version of the Nintendo Switch system software. Visit System Settings> System> System Update again to check. If you see a screen that says “Your system is up-to-date,” then you are fine!